Last year, I joined Fordham's Circle K, which is a Kiwanis-affiliated organization. Every week, Fordham's Circle K gives back to the New York community through various community service projects. While there are too many projects for one person to participate in every one, I have participated in a few.
Last year, I was one of the many volunteers to visit retired Jesuits at Murray Weigel Hall. The retired Jesuits always seem to enjoy being visited. Many of them actually worked at Fordham at some point, so they have many stories to tell, and they love to hear what is going on at Fordham now.
This year, I have been involved in a gardening project at the Rose Hill Apartments, which is an apartment building for the elderly right off of Fordham's campus. Many of the residents at the Rose Hill Apartments love visiting the Botanical Gardens, so we have been helping to transform a jungle of weeds into their own version of the Botanical Gardens. It has certainly been hard work; we have weeded, ripped out trees, raked, and planted bulbs, and it is finally starting to look like a garden!
|Our team of gardeners|
|Ripping out trees and weeds|
Circle K is a great way to get involved on campus and really make a difference in the lives of others. Fordham encourages its students not only to get everything we can out of college for ourselves, but also to search for ways to serve others.